Author Archives: Jillian Perkins

About Jillian Perkins

Communication Manager

Zero Mass Water Featured in Forbes Magazine

“It’s often said you can’t make something out of nothing. Cody Friesen may have come as close to succeeding as anyone.” This line opens “Meet Zero Mass Water, Whose Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air,” a Forbes Magazine article about Zero Mass Water, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager. The article, published November 15, 2017, highlights the incredible work Zero Mass Water is doing creating devices that pull potable water from the air.

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Arnerich Massena Publishes New White Paper – Retirement Plan Best Practices: Investment Menu Construction

Arnerich Massena is pleased to announce the publication of a new white paper, Retirement Plan Best Practices: Investment Menu Construction. This paper is the third of a five-part series outlining retirement plan best practices; the series began with plan governance and plan design, and will also cover plan monitoring and participant education. In Investment Menu Construction, we look at how to build a retirement plan investment menu that will result in improved long-term participant outcomes. Read more »

Tony Arnerich Featured as Keynote Speaker at the Bend Venture Conference

Tony Arnerich was featured as the Social Impact Keynote speaker at the Bend Venture Conference, the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. The event took place on October 19-20, 2017 in beautiful downtown Bend at the historic Tower Theatre. Tony discussed the transition from private wealth management to impact investing, and led into the Social Impact competition on Thursday afternoon to an audience of 600 investors, entrepreneurs, and fund managers. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors the Simon Benson Awards

Portland State University and the PSU Foundation hosted the 18th Annual Simon Benson Awards on Thursday, Nov. 9. to honor philanthropy and community involvement. The evening featured keynote speaker Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who became internationally renowned after guiding US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in the Hudson River. 2017 honorees included Pete Nickerson, a global entrepreneur and past chair of the PSU Board of Trustees, and Dorothy Lemelson, who serves as chair of the Lemelson Foundation. Read more »

Defined contribution retirement plan maximum contribution limit goes up for 2018

After two years of leaving contribution limits unchanged, the IRS has announced that contribution limits for 2018 will be raised from $18,000 to $18,500. Catch-up contributions for those age 50 and up will remain the same at $6,000. The limits to IRA annual contributions and IRA catch-up contributions will stay unchanged, at $5,500 and $1,000 respectively. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Sponsors Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation and Legacy Health, in conjunction with Fred Meyer, hosted “#MyRCH: an evening to celebrate kids” on Friday, October 13, an event to raise money for the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Foundation supports the Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, which is a regional leader in the care of infants, children, and teens. Arnerich Massena is a proud sponsor of this event: principals Terri Schwartz, Bryan Shipley, and Karl Hausafus attended. Terri Schwartz is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Senior Consultant Ryan Cunningham Moderates a Panel at the Pensions & Investments DC West Coast Conference

“Helping DC plan executives distill the key metrics, current priorities, and innovative solutions in order to best succeed, Pensions & Investment’s 2017 West Coast Defined Contribution conference is the industry-leading event that shows what plan sponsors are focusing on today,” states the P&I West Coast Defined Contribution conference agenda. Read more »

Zero Mass Water – Capital and Hard Work Making a Difference

Sometimes we are reminded of just how profound the combination of capital and hard work can be in effecting changes in the world. Zero Mass Water, one of the investments in private equity venture 3×5 Partners LLC, recently had a launch event and they visited some of the sites where their devices were installed in Lebanon. If you haven’t heard of Zero Mass Water, the company builds a device called SOURCE, a solar panel that makes water out of moisture in the air. Using only solar energy, the device literally creates clean water out of thin air. Read more »